Wil Dubois

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Happy pre-Christmas Eve, a festive time but challenging one with all the goodies that tempt us during the holiday season.

Today, Wil's got a special holiday poem to share, to a familiar tune. All together now...

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A Special Ask D'Mine Christmas Poem

On the first day of Christmas my Endo gave to me

an insulin pump with a decision tree.

 

On the second day of Christmas my Endo gave to me

Two tubs of test strips,

and an insulin pump with a decision tree.

 

On the third day of Christmas my Endo gave to me

Three vials of insulin,

two tubs of test strips,

and an insulin pump with a decision tree.

 

On the fourth day of Christmas my Endo gave to me

Four carb counting books,

three vials of insulin,

two tubs of test strips,

and an insulin pump with a decision tree.

 

On the fifth day of Christmas my Endo gave to me

Five infusion sets,

four carb counting books,

three vials of insulin,

two tubs of test strips,

and an insulin pump with a decision tree.

 

On the sixth day of Christmas my Endo gave to me

Six lancets a-poking,

five infusion sets,

four carb counting books,

three vials of insulin,

two tubs of test strips,

and an insulin pump with a decision tree.

 

On the seventh day of Christmas my Endo gave to me

Seven prescriptions a-waiting,

six lancets a-poking,

five infusion sets,

four carb counting books,

three vials of insulin,

two tubs of test strips,

and an insulin pump with a decision tree.

 

On the eighth day of Christmas my Endo gave to me

Eight prior auths a-pending,

seven prescriptions a-waiting,

six lancets a-poking,

five infusion sets,

four carb counting books,

three vials of insulin,

two tubs of test strips,

and an insulin pump with a decision tree.

 

On the ninth day of Christmas my Endo gave to me

Nine labs resulting,

eight prior auths a-pending,

seven prescriptions a-waiting,

six lancets a-poking,

five infusion sets,

four carb counting books,

three vials of insulin,

two tubs of test strips,

and an insulin pump with a decision tree.

 

On the tenth day of Christmas my Endo gave to me

Ten basal rates a-pumping,

nine labs resulting,

eight prior auths a-pending,

seven prescriptions a-waiting,

six lancets a-poking,

five infusion sets,

four carb counting books,

three vials of insulin,

two tubs of test strips,

and an insulin pump with a decision tree.

 

On the eleventh day of Christmas my Endo gave to me

Eleven educators elucidating,

ten basal rates a-pumping,

nine labs resulting,

eight prior auths a-pending,

seven prescriptions a-waiting,

six lancets a-poking,

five infusion sets,

four carb counting books,

three vials of insulin,

two tubs of test strips,

and an insulin pump with a decision tree. 

 

On the twelfth day of Christmas my Endo gave to me

Twelve specialists lecturing,

eleven educators elucidating,

ten basal rates a-pumping,

nine labs resulting,

eight prior auths a-pending,

seven prescriptions a-waiting,

six lancets a-poking,

five infusion sets,

four carb counting books,

three vials of insulin,

two tubs of test strips,

and an insulin pump with a decision tree.

Happy Holidays, Type 1s and all!

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